BUFORD - As early evening storms pounded portions of Gwinnett County Friday evening, firefighters scrambled to two house fires they believe were the result of lightning strikes.<br />
According to acting Gwinnett County Fire Department Public Information Officer Eric Eberly, firefighters first responded to a house on Creekview Bluff Way, Northeast in Buford.<br />
He said the fire caused moderate damage to the attic area, with smoke and water damage to parts of the main living area. The call came just before 7:00 p.m. Eberly described the fire and weather conditions as intense while crews worked the fire.<br />
A second fire displaced three people in Hoschton, including a child.<br />
Eberly said that call came around 7:30 p.m. to a house on Kings Cross Way. He described damage there as significant to the attic and moderate in the living area.<br />
Gwinnett and Forsyth counties were under a flash flood warning all evening because of heavy rain from the storms.
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